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My Green Mattress
If you have been following my blog for any period of time, you know about the new adventure that my husband and I have been on to simplify our lives. We bought a little cabin in Kentucky that we are renovating and blogging on the experience for everyone. There were a few VERY IMPORTANT things that we had to get under control right away, one was finding a way to get phone and internet service in such a rural area (I blogged on that here) and the other was deciding on comfortable furniture and a new quality mattress. Since we are simplifying our lives, we are also working hard to use GREEN products (all natural) as much as possible.
This is what brought me to My Green Mattress company.
There were a few factors that came into play when deciding on a new mattress. The most important is that my husband has pretty significant allergies and is sensitive to the smell of chemicals and I have very fair sensitive skin. I always use 100% cotton sheets and use gentle detergents for that reason. After doing some research, I found that “memory foam” toppers and mattresses were actually quite toxic and contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, and naphthalene. I have tried numerous toppers and my hubby either found that he would wake up with a headache or overall feel stuffy at night. Now I know why! This is what made me start researching mattresses made with 100% natural materials.
Lets face it, a mattress purchase is a big one and we don’t do it very often so I wanted to make sure that I did my research for quality and price. My Green Mattress company uses 100% natural materials and is tested safe for most sensitive individuals! They even make BABY CRIB MATTRESSES for those interested in organic / natural products for their babies as well as a line of mattresses, toppers and organic sheets for children!
The story behind My Green Mattress company
My Green Mattress was founded by Tim Masters. Tim’s daughter, Emily, inspired him to expand his business to include all natural mattresses. Shortly after Emily was born, they found that she suffered from eczema and allergies. Tim and his wife, Cindy, took Emily to see pediatric dermatologists, but also did their own research and found that all-natural products could help alleviate Emily’s symptoms. They ended up making a Green Mattress for their daughter and My Green Mattress was born. She still sleeps on one today as well as their other four children. That spoke volumes to me!
“The Stairway To Heaven” AKA another reason that I was interested in this mattress
The second most important factor in our case was how the mattress was shipped and the dimensions of it prior to opening the box. Our cabin is situated on the side of a mountain on the Cumberland River in Kentucky. That sounds beautiful, however, with that beauty comes the fact that we have to journey up THIRTY SIX STEPS to get to the cabin. When looking at the beauty of the surroundings, it sounds like it would be a stairway to heaven, but when you are carrying heavy things up and down those steps, it feels the exact opposite.
My Green Mattress is shipped differently than most factory-direct mattresses. Since it is spring free, it is rolled up and tightly packaged making it much easier for two people to transport. They also offer FREE shipping! Due to the shape of the packaging, it is a much easier item to carry up our stairs to the cabin. You bring the mattress right into the room where you want it, place it on the platform, cut it open and it magically rolls out and springs up into the firm yet soft and comfy AMAZING mattress that it is! This may not be a big issue to many people, but to us it was a MAJOR contributing factor. I am pretty sure we could do an entire series of “America’s Funniest Videos” if any footage was available of us moving our larger items into the cabin, lets just say in most cases I don’t want to relive that again, haha.
The mattress came rolled up tight, much easier to handle!
Most importantly, THIS THING IS COMFORTABLE!
Okay, I’m not going to lie, I was a bit worried about the comfort of this mattress before opening up the package. With all of the all natural materials and the sheer weight of this thing (it comes rolled up but it is HEAVY, I would say 150 lbs for the King Size) we weren’t sure how it would feel on day one. However, this was BY FAR the most comfortable mattress from the very first day that we have ever tried. We got the My Green Mattress – Simple Sleep Latex King Size Medium mattress which is 8″ thick. This is a SPRING FREE mattress, it has a quilted cotton / wool cover then 2″ of ultra soft Organic Dunlap Latex then another 6″ of firm Organic Dunlap Latex. It has substance to it but it is comfy and soft to lay on providing great support for side sleepers like me (and hubby) and comfort when laying on your back.
Hubby and I both gave this mattress TWO THUMBS UP for comfort!
The DIFFERENCE in a GREEN Mattress
First, let me point out that this mattress is made with ALL NATURAL MATERIALS. They use the best quality materials they can find and HAND CRAFT each mattress with the best ORGANIC and all natural materials then send it factory-direct (free shipping) to you. They quilt natural wool into the organic cotton cover of your mattress, without the use of any chemical flame retardants too! There is a lot of chatter right now on the dangers of some of the chemicals that are in mattresses and even crib mattresses so this is a very important thing to know. Even the Latex in the mattress is 100% GOLS Certified Organic all natural Latex made from rubber trees free of petroleum-based ingredients, harsh chemicals or pesticides! Who knew that was even possible?!
The owner of My Green Mattress began working as an apprentice at family-owned, Quality Sleep Shop, that was established in 1968. He eventually bought the business, and has expanded it with the addition of the My Green Mattress division.
I think that it is really important that this company has been around since 1968 because not only do they offer a 100 night money back sleep trial, they also offer a 10 year warranty on their mattresses which seems to be VERY hard to find in the nontoxic mattress world. They clearly take great pride in their products and have amazing customer service and communication with their customers.
Check out this video on how they manufacture the mattresses and the care they take with each and every one of their products:
Overall, I must say that I am THRILLED with my new mattress from MyGreenMattress.com and it has exceeded my expectations! We were hoping to find a good quality mattress for our cabin that we could enjoy for years to come. Working on renovations and doing a lot of manual work is hard on the body and it sure is nice to be able to snuggle into a nice comfy bed at the end of the day!